Early morning of 23rd June, 2011 on Thursday. All the enthusiastic participants gathered in Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha. Nearly 6000 to 7000 participants including students of various schools, teachers, athletes, sports instructors, Olympian, Federation of Nepalese chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bhairahawa Merchant Association, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force representatives of various institutions, organizations and a large number of local people gathered to participate in the peace rally. The ceremonious part of the opening commenced with the burning Olympic torch President of Nepal Olympic Committee Mr. Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan and the flag hosted by the Secretary General of NOC/ Nepal and President of Rupandehi Chamber of Commerce and Industry. IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogges's message was presented by the executive Member of NOC Mrs. Jyoti Rana. Program was started at 7:00 am.
During the ceremony President, vice-President, secretary General and Executive members presented I.O.C. Olympic Diploma signed by Dr. Jacques Rogge to all the participants and corporate houses that had provided their invaluable assistance to NOC for the success of Olympic Day 2011. NOC/ Nepal Conducted a highly successful week-long Olympic day peace rally from June 17-23 in Bhairahawa, Butwal, Lumbini and Kathmandu
The Olympic Day 2011 was well coordinated by the volunteers. During the program, widely covered by all the media including, the entire major daily broad sheet papers, Radio and Televisions.